Thrillist co-founder Ben Lerer took a big risk by buying a company in a completely different industry.
Crate and Barrel founder Gordon Segal boils down his successful approach to retail.
Twenty-five years after Dell went public, Michael Dell took it private in 2013. Now, he aims to transform the business.
When Dany Levy sold her email newsletter DailyCandy to Comcast for $125 million, she thought she was fortifying the future of the company. This is what happened next.
Jake Bronstein, the founder of Flint and Tinder U.S.-made apparel, had nothing to lose by testing a product on Kickstarter. The response he got was overwhelming.
Jason Fried talks about why he got his whole team to work entirely on his flagship product, Basecamp, even if it meant abandoning some other great ideas.
The story of how Brad Katsuyama--a former RBC trader featured in Michael Lewis' book Flash Boys--started his own stock exchange.
Scott Borchetta, the founder of Big Machine Label Group, tells how he signed on Taylor Swift and launched his own country music record company.
Sales at KIND Healthy Snacks were slow for many years. Founder Daniel Lubetzky explains what got customers to finally start buying.
After finding inspiration in a dumpster, Joe Satriani went from unlikely entrepreneur to guitar hero.
David Tran, founder of Huy Fong Foods, left Vietnam for Los Angeles in 1980 and built what is now a $60 million company.
Brandi Temple, founder of the Lolly Wolly Doodle children's clothing line, does more sales on Facebook than any other brand. Here she tells the story of her first day selling on the site.
Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg was always reluctant to grow his staff, even as more and more people were using his WordPress.com software. Here's what changed his mind.
In 2010, Martin Keen left Keen Footwear to start a new business in ergonomic desk design. Here's why.
The 63-year-old fashion entrepreneur talks about how she decided to transfer ownership of her eponymous company to her employees, rather than go public or sell to a larger company.
When he appeared on ABC's 'Shark Tank,' Aviv Grill got a ton of publicity for his Miso Media guitar learning app. Here's what went wrong after that.
How Jake Burton Carpenter created an industry--and an Olympic sport.
HowAboutWe co-founder Aaron Schildkrout talks about all that went wrong when the dating site launched--and then what turned it around.
After years carefully building her fashion brand, Cynthia Rowley made a decision that would make or break her business.
A well-honed founding story can help you connect with investors, employees, and consumers -- and, with any luck, keep them listening.